Over 600 people are demanding that Galway City Council provide more on-street bicycle parking racks in Galway city centre.
At the time of writing, an online petition started by An Mheitheal Rothar (Galway’s Bike Workshop) had 602 names signed to it.
The petition complains that the city’s soon-to-be launched bike hire scheme has resulted in the removal of inverted-U or “Sheffield racks”, the most commonly used bicycle parking stands in Ireland.
It says that there’s “already an under-supply” of bicycle parking in Galway, and it wants the following:
- “New free public bike stands installed in the Mainguard Street area where some are currently being removed”;
- “New free public bike stands installed at Ravens Terrace where recent roadworks removed the previous ones”;
- “Galway City Council to prioritise the installation of bicycle facilities in Galway City, especially in the pedestrian areas of the old medieval centre.”